Fix Problems with Third Party Apps accessing my Google Account

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Summary.png Having trouble accessing your Google Account from Schoology, Notability, or some other application? Here is the fix.
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Employees and Students
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RCS software and services
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Matt Ringh
2019-2020.png Up-to-date for the 2019-2020 school year.



If you're unable to connect to Google Drive from within Schoology (or some other application) here is the fix:

Use Google Chrome

This is the simplest sure-fire way for students and faculty to be able to access Google Drive Resources in Schoology. When the Google resource page loads, users will be prompted to authenticate to their RCS Google account.

Removing Access

If you prefer to make this work in a browser other than Chrome, here are steps to fix authentication issues in browsers like Safari"

  1. In your Google account, click the grid in the upper-right.
  2. Select "Account".
  3. Select Security
  4. Under the heading "Third-party apps with account access", select "Manage third-party access".
  5. Under Apps connected to your account, open "Manage Apps".
  6. Under "Third-party apps with account access" select the app that is giving you trouble (e.g. Schoology) and click "Remove Access".

Granting Access and Reconnecting

If the issue was with Schoology, go back to Schoology, and connect again:

For Teachers in Schoology

  1. In your course, click Add Materials.
  2. Select Add Assignment.
  3. Launch the Google Drive Assignment app.
  4. Connect to your Google account.

For Students in Schoology

  1. In your course, go to the assignment.
  2. Select Submit Assignment.
  3. Connect to your Google account.